Organization: Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability
Closing date: 13 Oct 2019
Position: Advocacy Specialist
Reports to: Project Lead
No. of Positions: 1
Salary Range: PKR 80,000-120,000
Expected Date of Joining: Immediate
Duration of Contract: One Year (Potential for extension)
Location: Islamabad, with significant required travel within Pakistan
Project: WOMEN’S ACTION FOR BETTER WORKPLACES-II
The Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA) is implementing a three-year Women’s Action for Better Workplaces-II (WACTION) with the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Pakistan. The project is the continuation of a similar initiative that completed in December 2018. The project aims to contribute to improving working environments for women workers in Pakistan. It will address a core set of issues that continue to obstruct and impede women’s economic participation primarily by enhancing the individual and organizational capacities of women workers to negotiate and advocate their collective priorities and demands with employers, policy-makers and legislators, and by increasing understanding among legislators, policy-makers and the public about changes necessary in legislative and administrative frameworks governing women’s labor through advocacy, public education and other practical action. The proposed project will be implemented in 14 industrial districts and at least 10 Special Industrial and Economic Zones (SIEZ) in Pakistan.
The Advocacy Specialist will be part of the Project Team and will be responsible for developing and overseeing the implementation of the advocacy plan and activities conducted by TDEA and its partner organizations. The selected candidate must have extensive experience in policy, promotional and advocacy work as well as planning, managing and implementing advocacy projects. Since the project focusses on the rights and entitlements of women working in the formal sectors of the economy, knowledge of Pakistan’s labor laws as well as their weaknesses in addressing the issues facing women workers is essential for the selected candidate to fully deliver on performance expectations.
The Advocacy Specialist will be responsible for:
This full-time position is based in Islamabad. However, frequent travel to all four provinces is required as the position will also support the advocacy activities of partner organizations.
How to apply:
Cover Letter is a mandatory part of your application. Please submit your job application along with a Cover Letter through our online job portal at https://tdea.pk/careers the last date for submitting application is October 13, 2019.
Note: You will be required to produce HEC attested degrees and certificates during the selection process.
TDEA is an equal opportunity employer –women, minorities, persons with physical disability/wheel chair users, the blind/visually impaired, speech and hearing impaired and/or persons with any other disabilities who otherwise qualify for the position are encouraged to apply. TDEA provides accessible work environment to its disabled employees through reasonable accommodations without compromising on the quality of work.
Only shortlisted candidates will be called for Interviews. Any attempt to influence the hiring process will lead to immediate disqualification of the candidate.